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2nd Workshop on Water Management, Water Framework Directive and Hydropower

13-14 September 2011, Brussels


About this event

Germany, UK and the European Commission are jointly organising the 2nd workshop on Water Management, Water Framework Directive and Hydropower on 13-14 September 2011. The workshop will be prepared by the German Federal Environment Agency, together with a Common Implementation Strategy (CIS) organising committee and the Ecologic Institute as consultant. The German Federal State of Baden-Wuerttemberg will host the workshop at its Representation to the European Union in Brussels.
The workshop will be held in the context of the ad hoc activity „Hydromorphology“ of the Common Implementation Strategy of the Water Framework Directive.

The key aim of the workshop is information exchange on the following:

1. Options and tools of European States in order to implement measures for the improvement and achievement of GES or GEP:

a. Legal tools and legal requirements
b. Technical standards and requirements
c. Incentives

2. Strategic planning tools on the catchment scale for the designation of “appropriate”, “less appropriate” and “not appropriate” areas for new hydropower plants.

3. Approaches for the implementation of WFD Article 4.7.

Participants for this event include nominated representatives from the European States, the European Commission, relevant European-level organisations and stakeholder groups.



Scottish Executive

Workshop organised by the Ecologic Institute on behalf of Germany, the UK and DG Environment, European Commission.

Hosted by the State of Baden Württemberg.


Co-organised by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA), the Scottish Executive (SE), the UK Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), and DG Environment, European Commission.




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